I can’t quite remember the moment when I fell in love with dance; I think it was innate. Throughout my childhood I was always putting on productions in my basement, backyard, school or daycare. Ever since I can remember, I was brainstorming new possibilities for dance and theatre that my friends and I could bring to life.

I was drawn to The American Fusion project because its mission is in perfect alignment with my belief that anything is possible through art. In the spirit of possibilities, recently a group of Juilliard classmates and I have organized an outreach project in which we will be traveling to Hawaii in March of 2014. Our company, DaretoCreate, is working to expose communities to dance through interactive performances and workshops, and to encourage students to discover their inner artist. Leaving Minnesota to study at Juilliard, I aspire to one day return home to share what I have learned with others by creating a company and/or school. I am honored to be a member of both DaretoCreate and The American Fusion project as they allow me the opportunity to exercise my passion of spreading the message anything is possible.